Delta variant

Schools become infection centre in China's Fujian province, children get affected in new COVID-19 outbreak

The latest outbreaks in Fujian were first detected on pupils at an elementary school in Xianyou. Since then, infections have been found in students at several kindergartens and primary schools.

Sep 15, 2021, 11:56 AM IST

COVID-19: What percentage of death can be averted by a vaccine?

The vaccine is being considered a major weapon in the war against Coronavirus. After getting the vaccine, the risk of death due to COVID-19 can be avoided to a great extent. Watch the report to know what the figures say.

Sep 10, 2021, 14:48 PM IST

India reports rise in COVID-19 infections, Kerala adds 30,196 cases in 24 hours

During the past 24 hours, the country reported 40,567 cases of COVID-19 recoveries. With this, the country’s tally of cases rose to 3.31 crore (3,31,39,981), while the death toll increased to 4.41 lakh (4,41,749). 

Sep 09, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

India clocks 37,875 new COVID-19 cases and 369 deaths in 24 hours, 25,772 infections in Kerala

As of now, there are currently 3,91,256 active cases and the country’s total caseload now stands at 3,30,96,718. There were 39,114 recoveries in the past 24 hours and with this, a total of 3,22,64,051 people have recovered from the deadly COVID-19 infection.

Sep 08, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

Another milestone: India creates new single-day record by administering over 1 crore vaccine doses

India has achieved a new milestone by administrating over 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country. The numbers are the highest achieved by India on a single day since the beginning of the mass vaccination drive on January 16.

Sep 01, 2021, 08:05 AM IST

COVID-19 third wave peak likely between October-November; expected to be less infectious than second wave

If the third wave peaks, the country may see only 1 lakh daily cases as against more than 4 lakh when the deadly second wave was at its peak in May. The second wave killed thousands and infected several lakh.

Aug 31, 2021, 07:25 AM IST

C.1.2: New Covid variant can be more infectious and evade vaccine protection

The new variant has more mutations than other variants of concern or variants of interest detected worldwide so far.

Aug 30, 2021, 14:23 PM IST

COVID alert! New UK study reveals that Delta variant doubles risk of hospitalisation

The study analysing more than 40,000 COVID-19 cases in the UK confirmed by virus genome sequencing finds a two-fold increased risk of hospitalisation from Delta versus Alpha variant infections.

Aug 28, 2021, 13:05 PM IST

COVID-19: Japan set to expand state of emergency as Delta variant wreaks havoc

"The most important task is to beef up the medical system," Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said.

Aug 25, 2021, 09:17 AM IST

Covid 19 third wave approaching? Sri Lanka records four mutations of the dangerous Delta variant

Sri Lanka is presently facing a rising wave of Covid-19 infections, suspected to be caused by the Delta variant.

Aug 23, 2021, 16:14 PM IST

New Zealand extends lockdown due to rising COVID-19 infections

The level 4 national lockdown was extended by three days until midnight on August 27 while Auckland, the epicentre of the outbreak, will have restrictions in place at least until August 31.

Aug 23, 2021, 11:13 AM IST

Covid 19's Delta variant rapidly surges in Sri Lanka, 10-day lockdown announced

Hospitals in the country of 32 million people are overflowing with COVID-19 patients as the highly transmissible Delta variant surges through the population.

Aug 20, 2021, 16:06 PM IST

Delta strain major ‘variant of concern’ in India, cause of COVID-19 outbreaks, says INSACOG

The INSACOG said that COVID-19 outbreaks across the country are due to the Delta variant, a susceptible population and reduced vaccine effectiveness in blocking transmission. 

Aug 20, 2021, 15:42 PM IST

COVID-19 scare: Australia tightens restriction, extends lockdown until September after surge in Delta variant cases

Australia extended the COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney until the end of September and imposed a night curfew in the city`s worst-affected area after the surge in the coronavirus cases.

Aug 20, 2021, 08:40 AM IST

Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford study

Two doses of either vaccine still provided at least the same level of protection as having had COVID-19 before through natural infection, the Oxford-based researchers said.

Aug 19, 2021, 14:46 PM IST

Delta variant accounts for 80% of new COVID-19 cases, says govt expert panel

The Delta variant is around 40-60% more transmissible than its predecessor, the Alpha variant, and has already spread to more than 80 countries, including the UK, the US and Singapore.

Aug 19, 2021, 13:04 PM IST

How Pfizer COVID vaccine cuts risk of Delta infection

The antibody that neutralised all four variants of concern -- as well as three additional variants tested separately -- was called 2C08. In animal experiments, 2C08 also protected hamsters from disease caused by every variant tested: the original variant, delta and a mimic of beta.

Aug 18, 2021, 16:26 PM IST

WHO says India COVID variant found in 44 countries, of global concern

WHO has characterized the lineage B.1.617 as a variant of concern (VOC). Variants of concern are those considered more dangerous than the original form of the virus first seen in China in late 2019.

Aug 12, 2021, 22:38 PM IST

China punishes 20 more officials over COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak in country

Earlier this week, China punished nearly 47 officials over the recent outbreak of COVID-19`s Delta variant in the country. Officials, ranging from the heads of local governments, health commissions, hospitals and airports, were punished for negligence.

Aug 12, 2021, 16:47 PM IST

Videos show Chinese officials locking people inside their houses as Delta variant cases surge- Watch

Multiple videos began to surface on Weibo, Twitter, and YouTube showing personnel in hazmat suits placing iron bars over the doors of people`s homes and hammering them in place to prevent anyone from leaving.

Aug 12, 2021, 14:00 PM IST